Malcolm Turnbull

Voters believe that 2016 was a bad year for politics, and 2017 will probably pretty awful, too, according to the latest Essential Report.

There was a double dissolution election, a new cast of characters in the Senate, the return of One Nation, and the government with a one-seat majority in the House of Representatives in 2016, and according to Essential, 62% of voters believe it was a bad year for Australian politics, compared to just 9% of people thinking it was a good year, and 24% sitting on "ehh".